You may second guess cooking at home after spending hours in the kitchen and making multiple trips to your favorite Lake Travis area grocery store for Thanksgiving dinner last year.
Or you remember the tall stacks of dishes that had to be cleaned and you would like to skip it altogether.
Whatever your reason for not wanting to cook a bird, we’re here to let you know … you have options!
The following Lake Travis area restaurants have you covered if you are looking to dine out (or carry out) for Thanksgiving this year.
Thanksgiving Buffet at Lakeway Resort & Spa
Lakeway Resort & Spa’s Thanksgiving brunch buffet will be served from 10:30am to 3pm.
The resort will also host a live band and a petting zoo for children. If you are looking for plenty of space when enjoying brunch, the dining area doesn’t feel crowded and also offers beautiful Lake Travis views.
The buffet is $50 per adult and $24 per child under 12 with items including prime rib roast and a full omelette bar.
Lakeway Resort & Spa
101 Lakeway Drive
Three-Course Thanksgiving in Spicewood
Spicewood’s Apis Restaurant & Apiary sources its honey from in-house bee hives and incorporates honey into their Thanksgiving menu. Entrees include honey-glazed, aged Rohan duck, New Zealand king salmon, and smoked turkey.
The three-course meal (reservations are required) starts at $65 for adults and $20 for children under 6.
You can also order a more traditional menu to go which feeds 6-14 people for $250 and includes turkey, three side dishes, and two desserts.
Apis Restaurant & Apiary
23526 Hwy 71 West
French-inspired Bistro Mimi’s Cafe
Mimi’s Cafe in the Hill Country Galleria will be open from 8am to 8pm, giving you the option to not only enjoy lunch and dinner, but even breakfast out on Thanksgiving.
Out of all the restaurants listed, Mimi’s is also your cheapest option with single entrees ranging from $10 to $20.
Mimi’s offers Thanksgiving to-go packages available for purchase online in case you are looking to avoid cooking, but would like to still eat at home.
Their holiday supper package ($42.99) includes candied sweet potatoes, whipped mashed potatoes, buttered cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, gravy, and apple orange cranberry relish. Turkey is not included in the package but can be purchased a la carte with a 5 pound sliced turkey for $34.99. Or you can purchase turkey by the pound — $12.99 for white meat and $9.99 for dark meat.
12613 Galleria Cr
An Eclectic Thanksgiving at Hudson’s on the Bend
Hudson’s on the Bend will be open for an early or late Thanksgiving meal: 11am to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm.
If you get sleepy even thinking about eating turkey, Hudson’s offers a more adventurous menu than a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Their full holiday menu is up online and includes pumpkin lobster bisque with toasted pepitas ($9.50), ruby trout with mango jalapei ($40), and pecan smoked duck breast. ($36)
Hudson’s on the Bend
3509 Ranch Rd 620 N
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